Driver's side rattle... Please help!

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  1. ktyler2

    ktyler2 Junior Member

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    I have a terrible rattle by my left ear whenever I drive over about 25MPH. It seems to be coming from in between the front and rear doors on the driver's side. I have banged around on the plastics but nothing seems to fix it. Does anyone have any suggestions? Should I just take this into a dealer?
     
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    Have you checked the plastic floor pans fastened to the underside of the car to see if one or more fastenings have come adrift.

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    seat belt?
     
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    I would have a friend drive it and get in the back seat where you can concentrate on locating the noise instead of driving. we did that at the dealer alot to locate noises.
     
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    I'll definitely find someone to hop in the car with me. As for now, it sounds like it's coming from in between the two windows on the drivers side. I also noticed that if I pushed firmly on the front window with my left arm while driving, the vibration does not continue. As soon as I remove the pressure, the rattle resumes. I'm not sure if this means it is inside the window well, but for some reason this stops the noise!
     
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    sounds like you may have to take the door panel off and look inside. but I'd do the test drive first just to make sure.
     
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